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Virginia adjusts, stifles No. 5 UNC

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia coach Tony Bennett took the blame for a poor approach in No. 23 Virginia's 24-point loss at No. 5 North Carolina nine days ago.

On Monday night, he gave his team the credit for making a new approach work in a 53-43 victory against the Tar Heels.

Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and the Cavaliers used a small lineup to neutralize the Tar Heels' size advantage. It produced the lowest-scoring game for North Carolina in Roy Williams' 14 years as coach, and the lowest overall since 1979.

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